[ ruh-vanch, -vahnsh ]
/ rəˈvæntʃ, -ˈvɑ̃ʃ /


the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.

Nearby words

  1. revalorize,
  2. revaluate,
  3. revaluation,
  4. revalue,
  5. revamp,
  6. revanchism,
  7. revanchist,
  8. revascularization,
  9. revascularize,
  10. revd

Origin of revanche

1855–60; < French: revenge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for revanche



"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper